20 days in Canada Itinerary

20 days in Canada Itinerary

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20 days in Canada Itinerary

Brussels
train + Fly:  19​h 15​min
Tofino, Vancouver Island
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi + bus:  8​h 30​min
Clearwater
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h 45​min
Jasper National Park
— 4 nights
bus:  4​h
Golden
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
Banff National Park
— 4 nights
bus + shuttle + Fly:  17​h 45​min
Brussels

3
days
Tofino, Vancouver Island

Tofino ©
A tiny settlement on Vancouver Island's wild western coastline, surfers' favorite Tofino occupies a scenic location at the edge of Clayoquot Sound, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Escape the urban bustle at Rainforest Trail and Chesterman Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Long Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Spend the 25th (Wed) exploring nature at Pacific Rim National Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Tofino online attractions planner .

Brussels, Belgium to Tofino is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Brussels to Tofino. When traveling from Brussels in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Tofino: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Clearwater.

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Chesterman Beach ©
Chesterman Beach
Rainforest Trail ©
Rainforest Trail
Pacific Rim National Park ©
Pacific Rim National Park

2
days
Clearwater

Clearwater ©
Although forestry remains the area's major employer, Clearwater tourism thrives thanks to the region's good opportunities for outdoor activities on six big lakes and four rivers.
Here are some ideas for day two: get interesting insight from Tours and then admire the sheer force of Wells Gray Provincial Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Clearwater online tour planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Tofino to Clearwater in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Tofino in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Clearwater, with highs around 29°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Jasper National Park.

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Helmcken Falls ©
Helmcken Falls
River Rafting & Tubing
Wells Gray Provincial Park ©
Wells Gray Provincial Park

4
days
Jasper National Park

Jasper National Park ©
The largest national park in the Canadian Rockies, sprawling Jasper National Park encompasses more than 10,000 sq km (4,200 sq mi) of largely unspoiled mountain wilderness.
Visiting Mount Edith Cavell Trail and Maligne Canyon will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sunwapta Falls and Canyon and Athabasca Glacier. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Edith Cavell, contemplate the waterfront views at Maligne Lake, and take in the dramatic scenery at Athabasca Falls.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Jasper National Park tour planning tool .

You can take a bus from Clearwater to Jasper National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Clearwater to Jasper National Park is 1 hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to catcht the bus to Golden.

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Pyramid and Patricia Lakes ©
Pyramid and Patricia Lakes
Mt. Edith Cavell ©
Mt. Edith Cavell
Athabasca Glacier ©
Athabasca Glacier

3
days
Golden

Golden
Shining from its nook in the Rocky Mountain Trench, the town of Golden lives up to its name, with memorable scenery at every turn.
Visiting Northern Lights Wildlife Wolf Centre and Kicking Horse Mountain Resort will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Giant Cedars Boardwalk Trail and Kicking Horse River. And it doesn't end there: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, explore the activities along Kinbasket Lake, and take a tour by water with Columbia Wetlands Outpost.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Golden day trip planning website .

Traveling by bus from Jasper National Park to Golden takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Jasper National Park in August since evenings lows in Golden dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Banff National Park.

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Kicking Horse Mountain Resort
Kicking Horse Mountain Resort
Giant Cedars Boardwalk Trail ©
Giant Cedars Boardwalk Trail

4
days
Banff National Park

Banff National Park ©
Among the world's oldest national parks, Banff National Park serves as a World Heritage-listed mecca for cyclists, hikers, skiers, bird-watchers, mountain climbers, and anyone else with a passion for exploring vast untouched wildernesses.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Natural Bridge and Emerald Lake. Step out of the city life by going to Takakkaw Falls and Peyto Lake. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Moraine Lake, get to know the fascinating history of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, explore the stunning scenery at Johnston Canyon, and admire all the interesting features of Bow Valley Parkway.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Banff National Park sightseeing planner .

You can take a bus from Golden to Banff National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Golden in August: high temperatures in Banff National Park hover around 24°C and lows are around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

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Yoho National Park
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Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Takakkaw Falls ©
Takakkaw Falls
Lake Louise ©
Lake Louise

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